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Can Technology Help You Manage Your Depression

“This post was developed in partnership with Pfizer as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.”

Dealing with a depression can be really hard, for you and your family. Even if it’s not you who is depressed, but someone you care about, knowing they are hurting and you can’t seem to fix it can be the hardest thing. Depression can be very consuming – it draws your entire world into a dark fog until you can’t even see what is around you.

managing depression

I don’t tend to get too personal on my blog, so I don’t write much about depression and how my family deals with that, but I decided it’s time to bring some awareness to depression and maybe even help someone by sharing my opinion. When I heard about the new Moodivator app from Pfizer, I didn’t think it could help, but I have to admit that I was wrong. We need to accept that technology advances can help us with all kinds of medical problems, even the management of our depression. Monitoring your mental health on a daily basis can help you (and your support care) understand what is happening inside of you and how your mood is changing.

So what exactly is Moodivator?

moodivator application

It’s a free and easy-to-use tool designed in consultation with leading psychiatrists. It complements a patient’s treatment and provides ongoing motivation and encouragement. Check out their video to see for yourself.

I just started using the app, but already feel how setting goals has never been easier for me. Also, I love the idea of ‘routines’, but tend to forget about them after a while. With the Moodivator app it’s so easy to establish a new routine to help you in your daily life. Sometimes I feel like even some small tasks, that other people find normal, are too hard for me. I like how I can use this app to help accomplish those simple things and goals. I believe that after a while, those goals will be turned into helpful habits!

If you’re interested in this free app or you want to recommend it to someone, it’s available for download to iPhones from the Apple App Store.

I am just asking all of you not to close your eyes to this problem. Millions of people in the United States suffer from depression. It can be overwhelming to deal with that alone. Technology is advancing every single day, why not take all the help we can get?

 

“The Moodivator app is not a treatment for depression and does not take the place of your doctor’s care or advice. This app also includes information about a prescription treatment option for depression.”

 

 

 

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